Innovative Higher Education

, Volume 32, Issue 3, pp 153–165 | Cite as

Teaching-for-Learning (TFL): A Model for Faculty to Advance Student Learning

  • Clifton F. Conrad
  • Jason Johnson
  • Divya Malik Gupta


In light of the widespread recognition of the enduring challenge of enhancing the learning of all students—including a growing number of students representing diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds—there has been an explosion of literature on teaching, learning, and assessment in higher education. Notwithstanding scores of promising new ideas, individual faculty in higher education need a dynamic and inclusive model to help them engage in a systematic and continuous process of exploring and testing various teaching and assessment practices to ensure the learning of their students. This paper introduces a model—Teaching-for-Learning (TFL)—developed to meet this need.

Key words

teaching learning assessment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Clifton F. Conrad
    • 1
  • Jason Johnson
    • 2
    • 3
  • Divya Malik Gupta
    • 4
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Educational Leadership and Policy AnalysisUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA
  2. 2.University of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  3. 3.University of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA
  4. 4.Maharaja Sayajirao University in GujaratBarodaIndia

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